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Hasan James Heads To Radio March 16, 2015 (Trenton, NJ) – Root Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Hasan James, embarks on new chapter as an on-air personality on WIMG AM 1300 in Trenton, NJ. James can be heard weekdays from 2PM – 6PM in a segment called “The Root Box.””The Root Box” is an extension of James’ print and on line outlet Root Magazine.  The radio show will feature artists interviews, Gospel’s most popular songs and news from around the industry.   People outside of the area can listen to “The Root Box,” and WIMG 1300 on the Tune In Radio App on all iPhones and androids.  WIMG 1300 is an emerging local station and a 2014 Stellar Award winning station for Radio Station of the Year- Small Market. 

“I am so ecstatic about this new chapter. Being on the radio has been on my vision board for over a year and I am in awe of how God quickly opened this door,” said James.  “I look forward to further expanding the Root Magazine brand through my love of gospel music.”


James is a gospel-industry stalwart who created and successfully launched Root Magazine in 2009.  The publication is now a leading print and online magazine that covers all aspects of the Gospel music industry.  The magazine has profiled the top artists in the genre and among those who have graced the Root Magazine cover include Kirk Franklin, Hezekiah Walker Erica Campbell and most recently Israel Houghton.


About WIMG 1300

Morris Broadcasting Company of New Jersey, Inc., operates WIMG AM 1300, the pulse of New Jersey’s capital city, Trenton, providing the best in urban gold music and diverse programming 24 hours a day.


Committed to providing its audience with the highest quality of entertainment, news, traffic, weather and public interest programming, WIMG actively promotes the advancement of the community. Building upon a primarily African-American core audience, WIMG is dedicated to expanding its reach to involve all persons in the appreciation of black gospel music as an art form.


A community treasure, WIMG AM 1300 reaches Mercer, Burlington, Western Monmouth and Ocean counties, as well as Bucks County Pennsylvania, reaching approximately 500,000 listeners (12+ population), and is ranked as the #1 AM radio station out of five in the Trenton designated market area (DMA), which includes AM radio stations in the New York and Philadelphia markets.


About Root Magazine

For the last six years, Root Magazine has been one of the leading print and online magazines in the industry and has featured the likes of Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Isaac Carree, Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Donald Lawrence and many others. In 2011 and 2012, Root was the official journal for The Gospel Music Workshop of America and in 2015, Root partnered with BMI Publishing as the official magazine for the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Awards, honoring Israel Houghton, The Anointed Pace Sisters and LaShun Pace. The next issue will feature a double cover with Dorinda Clark- Cole and The Walls Group on the covers, that will be released during Stellar Awards weekend.


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